New Releases From Kelley Fox Wines
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My newEST releases, the 2015 Mirabai PINOT NOIR and the 2015 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir, Are available to list members here. ALl other current release wines can be purchased in our public online store


2015 Mirabai Pinot Noir
35.00

Starting with the 2015 vintage and going forward, the Mirabai will have 100% Maresh Vineyard fruit. The Mirabai 2015 is a selection of 21 barrels of wines from all of my blocks at Maresh except for the Red Barn Blocks: the Old Block (planted in 1970), the Long Rows (planted in 1970), the Star-of-Bethlehem Flower Block (planted in 1988) and Block 8 Pommard (1978). All of my wines in 2015 were 100% whole cluster. The colour is a shining, brilliant, transparent light red. The nose is full of sun-warmed Hood strawberries and a little spice, but not the sun of a hot summer day, but one of a late spring day, with both a welcome sunshine from above and a fresh coolness like the dew of a spring morning not yet warmed. There are soft minerals in this lithe, high energy, aerial Pinot, reminding me of hummingbirds, but with a certain trickiness of Tinkerbell. The vines are old and know themselves: this Mirabai has a twinkle in its eye with a seriousness that doesn’t need to be obvious.

Appellation: Dundee Hills A.V.A.
Picking Dates: Old Block and Star-of-Bethlehem Flower Block, 21 September;  Long Rows and Block 8 Pommard, 30 September
Barrels: no new wood-all neutral Burgundy barrels (228L)
Bottling Date: 29 June 2016
Alcohol: 13.0 %
Cases Produced: 495

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2015 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir
65.00

The Maresh 2015 is a selection of 6 barrels of my Long Rows (planted in 1970) and 2 barrels of my Old Block (planted in 1970). I do much of the farming of the canopy in these blocks personally each year (along with Block 8, which is entirely in the Mirabai). All of my wines in 2015 were 100% whole cluster. The colour is more blue-hued and a slightly deeper light red than the Mirabai. It is multifaceted and transparent like a well-cut gem. The nose has a different kind of minerality than the Mirabai, and has that lovely Maresh fruit with a faint hint of healing herbs and a certain wide-ranging purity. It is very different from the Mirabai. If the Mirabai has high energy and hummingbird wings, this wine has a sweeping, soaring energy and the feeling of silent, vast movement like in a dream of flight. While the Maresh is utterly clear in its transmission, it also has impenetrable depth. The texture is the classic silk of the Red Hills of Dundee and more specifically, of Maresh, and one can feel the airy, silky drape almost in folds.

Appellation: Dundee Hills A.V.A.
Picking Dates: Old Block, 21 September;  Long Rows, 30 September
Barrels: no new wood-all neutral Burgundy barrels (228L)
Bottling Date: 29 June 2016
Alcohol: 13.0 %
Cases Produced: 192

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